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The Andy Griffith Show: Missing Scenes, Laugh Tracks, And Other Issues

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Tony Bensley, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Jeff Flugel

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    Thanks for the response, Tony! Life does have an unfortunate habit of getting in the way of our hobbies sometimes, doesn't it? Thank you for your response (thanks to Gary, too). I hope things continue to improve for you this year and in the future. i always enjoy reading your cheerful posts.

    I would indeed be happy to check out those color Don Knotts episodes...if they were smart, CBS/Paramount would release a single DVD featuring those 5 episodes (heck, even throw in the Return to Mayberry reunion film, for those who only bought the individual season sets.) I bet they'd sell pretty well. Then again, if they did that, they'd probably kiss good-bye more sales of seasons 6-8.
     
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    I enjoy the color episodes of TAGS. Even though it’s not nearly as good without Barney, I still find it worthwhile to watch. Even the “worst” of TAGS is better than the best of many other shows.
     
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    I will defend the last three years of The Andy Griffith Show until the day I die! Don Knotts was great, but it's The Andy Griffith Show. The show still has interesting characters without Knotts. If you can watch and enjoy a B&W episode where Barney is on vacation at the YMCA in Raleigh, you should take the same approach to the episodes in the last few years. You might even want to watch Mayberry R.F.D.!
     
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    Point well taken about the final The Andy Griffith Show color seasons. I may give them a try once I'm done working my way through the first 5 black-and-white years. I think I'll draw the line at Mayberry R.F.D. though. Watching The Andy Griffith Show without Don Knotts is one thing, but The Andy Griffith Show without Andy Griffith? No thanks. ;)
     
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    I know Season 1 was released in Blu ray .. Is the rest of it likely to come in Blu as well ?
     
  6. Gary OS

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    My guess is no. But I hope I’m wrong.

    Gary “I don’t see any signs that TAGS blu is on the horizon, but anything is possible I guess” O.
     
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    I'm with Gary OS on the question of TAGS getting the full series Blu treatment... but then we got others I thought would never receive such treatment. In today's environment I can't see CBS/Paramount doing the release but someone like Kino or Olive *might* if the license were inexpensive enough.

    I just looked up S1 on Blu... Holy cow! It's only ~$14 from several Amazon MP vendors - with Prime shipping! I may have to get one "just because" at that price - especially since S1 is one of my favorite seasons of this one.
     
  8. Jeff Flugel

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    Been thinking along the same lines, Howie! That S1 Blu-Ray price is mega-cheap. Am pretty dang satisfied with the video quality of the first 5 seasons on DVD, though...I'd mainly get the Blu-Ray set for the original cast commercials that seemed to be incorporated back into the episodes proper, like in the 50th Anniversary set.
     
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    A review on another site (from a reviewer I trust) indicates that S1 set of TAGS has the commercials included:

    An Amazon reviewer cites the inclusion of the commercials and:
    That's good enough for me! I'll be ordering this one soon!
     
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    Just about as bad as Laverne & Shirley without the Shirley (for that eighth and final go [1982-83]), I take it?
     
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    Mayberry RFD Andy and Helen come back to Mayberry to Christen their new Baby. But he is never mentioned again.. do we know what became of him?
     
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    So I watched Return to Mayberry today. twice in fact. After which I read up on it .. I knew it was filmed on location in California. What I did not know until today was that the Original TAGS Sets (where the show was Originally filmed) were razed .. Why was this? It seems you would want to maintain such Iconic sets
     
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    The outdoor location for TAGS in Culver City, Calif known as the Forty Acres, was falling into disrepair and was bulldozed in 1976. Star Trek and the Adventures of Superman were some shows that were also filmed there.
     
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    It also served as Gotham City for much of Batman as well.
     
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    Off the TV topic, but Forty Acres was also used for numerous Hal Roach films in the 1930s.

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    Ok , So it had nothing to do with the "Rural Purge" which is Well established Also to follow Tony Off the topic a little, I saw a Youtube Clip which stated that both Jim Nabors and Frank Sutton were ready to move on from Gomer which led to the Jim Nabors Hour. It was stated that CBS was wanting Nabors to Push Sutton out and when he refused, His show was canceled ..Im guessing by then Andy Griffith wasn't involved in CBS decisions?
     
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    My sister and her family were at my home for Christmas. My brother in law and I watched the Gomer Pyle Pilot where Andy takes Gomer to Boot camp. the Scene where Sgt Carter (Frank Sutton) Is telling the recruits that they would be well to remember his name because he is going to be their whole world from now on is Hilarious. We thought back to My Dad telling us that his Drill Instructor at Paris Island said something similar and in more colorful language LOL
     
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    Do I have it wrong or Did Gomer Pyle film in Color before TAGS did? Why was that that TAGS wasn't first
     
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    They both went color September 1965.
     
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    Both shows began color broadcasts in the 1965-66 television season.

    CHEERS! :)
     
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